Looking to become the next big sneaker designer? PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy has just announced some big news. The World Sneaker Championship will return, seeking participants in the realm of footwear design, color/material/finishes and 3D modeling.
The World Sneaker Championship is set to go down in Portland from July 21st to August 22nd. This four-week master class will consist of courses covering the topics listed above. It will be open to 18 footwear design students, six CMF students and six 3D design students.
“This is PENSOLE’s largest class to date. We’ve now expanded the program to identify 30 of the top design students from around the world—in footwear, CMF and 3D,” D’Wayne Edwards said. “The winners in all three categories will have the opportunity to submit their projects to global brands and potentially have their designs sold at retail.”
Aspiring footwear design students are to submit one original hand sketched design in either black and white or color. CMF students must present one original material and/or color palette showcasing the use of both materials and color arrangement. Lastly, 3D students must submit one original 3D design (not limited to footwear) to the tune of up to three views. All designs are to be submitted exclusively through MESH01 by June 22, 2014. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will receive notification on their application by June 30, 2014. Good luck!